Lot 31 | Auction XXXVII



LOT 31


B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018

Lucerne for Christine Hertzler, 1983

Etching AP

20 x 27 cm

Provenance Private Collection Singapore

Illustrated on page 84 in the “777, Celebrating 7 Illustrious Years at KLAS” coffee table book published by KLAS in February 2019

RM 3,000 – RM 6,000


Though the master was synonymous with human figures and depictions of the East Coast, this etching shows a landscape of a faraway land.

Khalil was sponsored by the Pahang state government to continue his studies at the prestigious Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in London and in the same year, the infamous art critic Clement Greenberg visited London and Cornwall, to check out contemporary works of art. The next year, British pop artist Peter Blake joined St. Martin’s and lectured in the school at the same time Khalil was studying there. David Hockney used to drop by to give the budding art students lectures, and Khalil attended some of those sessions. During his stint there, he continued to study English in evening classes and met the woman who was to be his future wife, Judith Hürzeler in 1963.